Raffle raises over £6500 for minibus fund

July 15, 2022

A huge raffle that was organised to raise money for Riverside School’s minibus fund has totalled over £6,000.

The raffle, which featured 50 amazing prizes, has been made possible thanks to the hard work of parent Tessa Parry, who’s son Lucas attends Riverside School. The school, which is for pupils with special needs and disabilities, have been fundraising for a new school minibus this academic year that will be accessible to all pupils. With a tremendous effort from parents, strangers, staff and pupils, they have successfully raised thousands of pounds for the cause.

Tessa’s raffle was no exception which, after months of organisation, launched on June 1, and was drawn on Monday, July 11 at the school. An incredible amount of support has meant that thousands of tickets were sold, resulting in a final figure of £6,682 raised. Prizes included tickets for the Polar Express steam train, a helicopter flight, weekends away, flowers and a giant teddy bear. Tessa said: “A huge thank you to every single person who bought a ticket, especially parents of the school who have bought a lot. Also to every company who donated a prize, we are so grateful.” Martin Cox, Assistant Head of Riverside School, added: “We are very grateful to Mr and Mrs Parry for their phenomenal fundraising efforts. “As parents we value their practical support and want to thank them for all they have done.”

The winners of all of the prizes will be contacted within the next week.

Tessa and her husband drawing the raffle at Riverside School, alongside just some of the prizes that were up for grabs. (14-07-10 GT/AC)

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